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VSPerf

Use the VsPerf command line tool to:

  1. Profile Windows Store apps from the command line when Visual Studio is not installed on the device.

  2. Profile Windows 8 desktop applications and Windows Server 2012 applications using the sampling profiling method.

For more information about your profiling options, see Profiling Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 applications.

This topic describes the options that you can use with the vsperf.exe command line tool. The topic contains the following sections:

Windows Store apps only

Windows 8 desktop applications and Windows Server 2012 applications only

All applications

These options apply only to Windows Store apps.

/app:{AppName}

Starts the profiler and waits for the specified app to be launched from the Start menu.

Run vsperf /listapps to view the app Name and PackageFullName of installed apps.

/package:{PackageFullName}

Starts the profiler and waits for the specified app to be launched from the Start menu.

Run vsperf /listapps to view the app Name and PackageFullName of installed apps.

/js

Required for profiling JavaScript apps.

Collect performance data from JavaScript apps.

Use only with /package or /attach.

/noclr

Optional. Do not collect CLR data.

Use only with /package or /attach.

Optimization, no managed symbols will resolve.

/listapps

List installed app Names and PackageFullNames.

These options do not work on Windows Store apps.

/launch:{Executable}

Starts and begins profiling the specified executable file.

/args:{ExecutableArguments}

Specifies command line arguments to pass the the /launch target.

/console

Runs the /launch target in a new command window.

These option apply to any Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 application.

/attach:{PID|ProcessName}[,PID|ProcessName]...

Collects data from the specified processes.

Use Task Manager to view the process id (PID) and process names of running apps.

/file:{ReportName}

Optional. Specifies output file (overwrites existing file).

Use only with /package or /attach.

/pause

Pause data collection.

/resume

Resume data collection.

/stop

Stop data collection and terminate target processes.

/detach

Stop data collection, but let target processes continue to run.

/status

Show profiler status.

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